Will Senate stand up to obstructionist House?

Salt Lake City — Through a series of procedural votes, a majority of House members have now gone on record against Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan, despite the plan’s widespread support among a majority of Utahns, the state Senate and the Governor.

The Alliance for a Better UTAH has released the following statement in response to the most recent votes against Healthy Utah:

“It is unfortunate to see the Utah legislature experience the same sort of gridlock as that experienced in Washington D.C.,” said Maryann Martindale, executive director. “The source of that gridlock is also the same: extreme members of the House of Representatives. Those members have now thrice led votes against Healthy Utah, despite its overwhelming support by Utahns.

“Utah has a history of demonstrating a shared commitment to producing unique and collaborative state-based solutions. The House’s ongoing obstructionism is troubling and could seriously disrupt the legislature’s ability to govern. We hope the state Senate will restore faith in Utah’s legislative process through any means it has available.”

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Contact:

Maryann Martindale
Executive Director, Alliance for a Better UTAH
801.557.1532 | maryann@betterutah.org

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